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Pritchett says the “dollar a day” poverty line is arbitrary and counterproductive because the line is too darn low.
Imagine rich countries meet their pledge to raise $100 billion a year for climate action. What do you spend it on? A CGD conference explored the options, including forests.
Justin Sandefur describes a USAID-funded health program that has slashed infant mortality rates—and is now under attack from auditors.
Four changes to cheer and four to watch: Alan Gelb and Mead Over unpack the new World Bank Group Strategy.
Will the US shutdown affect the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings? Scott Morris tells what happens when the biggest player in global economic policy closes shop.
Impact investors and development experts turned out this week in New York City to hear the latest about proposed Development Impact Bonds.
New CGD research fellow Jonah Busch highlights key facts from the latest IPCC report and sets the context for forthcoming research on climate, forests, and development.
Kimberly Elliott argues that biofuel and farm subsidies are incoherent and cause global harm. She says the time for reform is now, while commodity prices are high.
Michael Clemens trumpets the need for new migration policy ideas—and calls for the retirement others—ahead of UN “Making Migration Work” meetings.
Nancy Birdsall and Alexis Sowa argue that US assistance to Pakistan is about more than the dollars—it’s about the conversation, and it should be maintained.